From the Board of Directors
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we must announce Audrey Voon’s resignation as Artistic Director and Board Officer of Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective (CPPAC), effective September 1, 2020. As a co-founder, Audrey has played a crucial role in the development and success of the organization, and while we will miss her inspiring leadership, we are excited for her next chapter. We are thrilled that she will continue to direct the St. Johns Women’s Choir and teach classes, as she always has.
Today, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for her five years of dedicated service to CPPAC, which involved many significant accomplishments, including (but certainly not limited to):
Helping build infrastructure, transparency, and strong management practices into our organization.
Managing the marketing and branding of CPPAC, our social media, events, and fundraisers.
Establishing the Intergenerational Program at Harvest Homes and expanding it to include community partners: Assumption Village, Bridge Meadows, Magnolia Blossom Preschool, and St. Johns Swapnplay.
Expanding the Young Artist Program (formerly Leadership Program) by building structure and evaluation tools that help young artists define and achieve their goals.
Building and leading the St. Johns Women’s Choir from a concept to membership of over 25 singers.
Over the next few months, we will be dissolving the Artistic Director position and redistributing the responsibilities to our Executive Director, Cristina Marino, and select Board members. During this transition period, it is our priority to maintain continuity of service to you while strengthening and growing our organization. We are actively recruiting new Board members and creating a Community Coordinator position. Further details will be shared with you as they develop. We invite you to join us in identifying candidates who can help CPPAC continue along our current successful trajectory.
Again, we cannot thank Audrey enough for the dedication, passion and enthusiasm she has brought to Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective over the past five years, and we are delighted that she will continue to teach with us. We look to the road ahead for CPPAC with excitement and great optimism. If you have any questions about this transition process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us at email@example.com.
Joseph Cirillo, Noelle Guest, Cristina Marino, and Tiso Panapa
Board of Directors, Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective
Over the past five years I have had the great privilege of witnessing the growth of this seedling organization as it has blossomed and flowered into a hub of creativity in our beloved St. Johns. As our namesake suggests, this has been a collective effort and an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life.
As I transition out of my leadership role within CPPAC, I give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organization and of me personally over the years: my fellow teachers, Board members, volunteer team, generous donors who truly give from the heart, and, of course, our community partners. Without you, CPPAC would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am honored to have been a leader in this incredible organization and will continue to watch with excitement and pride as it makes strides in fostering the arts in our neighborhood.
As we enter into a new era—moving into a new space and navigating our temporary new reality of online and hybrid learning—I am committed to supporting CPPAC in a smooth transition. Although I will be stepping out of my day-to-day leadership role as Artistic Director and Board member, I am no less dedicated to the organization’s growth. I will remain connected through the St. Johns Women’s Choir, our Intergenerational Program, and the relationships I’ve kindled with you all.
There is peace in my heart as I enter into a new chapter, and I embrace any sadness as the resurfacing of fond memories and deep, deep gratitude. For what is here is not mine, nor is it me. It is the manifestation of a community’s deep longing for connection and hunger for artistic expression. I did not create it, rather, it has shaped me. I will continue moving along with this great Collective; not apart, not away from, but within.